HIGHWAY

  • Electronic toll collection at highways to start from October 27 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government will commence the electronic toll collection process across national highways from October 27. With the inauguration of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on October 27, a uniform and acceptable standard of service to the commuters would become...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened September 17, 2014

    Srinagar: The life in floodhit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale. The national highways Mughal Road, SrinagarJammu and KishtwarSinthan have been thrown open for traffic, a spokesman...
  • J&K floods: Relief operations underway to restore communication and reconnect the valley September 13, 2014

    Jammu: A week after the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir the focus is now on relief work and reconnecting the Valley. The Army and Border Roads Organisation hoping to repair and reopen the JammuSrinagar highway could still take four more days. The Army is also saying it's working to restore...
  • JammuSrinagar national highway remains closed for traffic September 13, 2014

    Jammu: The JammuSrinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route. The traffic was suspended on the 300km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods September 11, 2014

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir September 9, 2014

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the JammuSrinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300km long highway have either...
  • Nepal artificial lake bursts suddenly, no casualties September 7, 2014

    Kathmandu: A vast artificial lake, formed after a massive landslide that blocked the Sunkoshi river in NorthEast Nepal last month, burst suddenly on Sunday morning but no casualties have been reported in the downstream areas so far. Following the burst, the waterlevel in the lake has decreased by 18 metres,...
  • J&K highway closed for fourth day, BRO intensifies clearance operations September 7, 2014

    Jammu: The 300km long JammuSrinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, even as authorities have launched a massive operation to repair and make it motorable. "The highway is closed for the fourth consecutive day today," police...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed for third day September 6, 2014

    Jammu: The 300kmlong JammuSrinagar National Highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day due to landslides at various places on the road, police said. The highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, washing of road patches and flooding at various places, police said. Hundreds of vehicles,...
  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the AssamNagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the PuneSolapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fasttrack highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • TV channel journalist attempts suicide over 'police inaction' August 11, 2014

    A local TV channel journalist attempted suicide in Muzaffarnagar alleging inaction by police in a complaint lodged by him, police said. The victim has been rushed to hospital and is being treated, SP City, Sharvan Kumar said. The TV channel head has claimed that the victim has stated in a suicide note...
  • Monsoon woes: Chardham yatra affected as landslides continue August 5, 2014

    Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips. RishikeshKedarnath National Highway was blocked at Kakda and Kund. RishikeshBadrinath Highway was shut at Lambagad, the Gangotri Highway at Gangnani and the Yamunotri...
  • Maharashtra: Landslide distrupts traffic on PoladpurMahabaleshwar highway August 5, 2014

    Raigad:A landslide occurred in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday affecting the traffic on PoladpurMahabaleshwar highway. The incident took place around 8pm on Monday. Further information awaited. ...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended July 24, 2014

    With the RishikeshKedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as GuptkashiKalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • 30yearold woman strangulated to death by unidentified men July 21, 2014

    A 30yearold woman was allegedly strangulated to death by unknown men and her body was found in the fields near Bilaspur village on the DelhiDehradun National Highway near Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman's body was found on Sunday, they said. According to Station House Officer AK Singh, the woman was allegedly strangulated...
  • Kanwar yatra: DelhiHaridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on DelhiHaridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on DelhiDehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the DelhiDehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gunpoint, while the truck was on its way to...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • One killed, 20 injured as SUV rams into a tractor on National Highway July 11, 2014

    A 70yearold man of a marriage party was killed and 20 others were injured when a Special Utility Vehicle (SUV) traveling at high speed rammed into a tractor on the National Highway (NH)31 in Katihar district on July 11. Police said the deceased, identified as Bhagwan Mandal, was part of a...
  • Government to clear highways sector from maze of clearances: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled steps including Rs 38,000 crore investment for fasttracking highways to augment the nation's arterial network. "The sector had taken shape from 19982004 under NDAI. The sector again needs huge amount of investment along with debottlenecking from maze of clearances," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Government approves expansion of highways in five states July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four and sixlaning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore. "The CCEA today approved development of fourlaning of the KazahakkottumMukkola section of...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarhbased NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarhbased NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...